Dilated Blood and Lymphatic Microvessels, Angiogenesis, Increased Macrophages, and Adipocyte Hypertrophy in Lipedema Thigh Skin and Fat Tissue
Immunohistochemistry of (a) CD68-labeled macrophages, (c) CD3-labeled T-lymphocytes, and (e) CD117-labeled mast cells in leg fat of lipedema participants (arrows). Images captured with 20x objective lens. Box and whisker plots of (b) CD68, (d) CD3, and (f) CD117 cell counts in skin and fat of control and lipedema participants. Non-Obese group (Control ; Lipedema ); Obese group (Control ; Lipedema ) ().